Review: Maclocks Cling 2.0 iPad stand

This sturdy stand for the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro looks like it could be a top digital artists' tool - we try it out.

Our Verdict

A good, solid stand that adds security and style to your iPad but its price and purpose leave us slightly perplexed.

For

  • Secures to your workstation
  • Slick rotational movement
  • Solid build

Against

  • Not the ultimate in sturdiness
  • Not a pro tool
  • A bit fiddly for those used to simpler stands

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Maclocks recently introduced an iPad stand for the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and to discover if it would be of benefit to designers I decided to test it out. The biggest question I had was, why would I spend a fair chunk of cash on a stand when I can just use Apple's Smart Case?

​Skipping to the end, the reason is sturdiness. Maclocks' Cling 2.0 stand is a substantial beast, and there is none of the clever magnetic trickery or easy-to-use spring-n-snap clasps – you lock your slate in place with an Allen key and the whole thing is screwed or stuck to your desk.

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The Verdict
3.5

out of 10

Maclocks Cling 2.0 Universal Tablet Security Stand

A good, solid stand that adds security and style to your iPad but its price and purpose leave us slightly perplexed.

Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart is a writer, SEO strategist and content marketer, and is a former editor of Creative Bloq. Craig has written about design, typography, tech and football for publications including Creative Bloq, T3, FourFourTwo and DSG, and he has written a book on motoring for Haynes. When he's not writing, you'll usually find Craig under his old car learning about DIY repairs the hard way.